C#/VB.NET: Create a Table in Word

In MS Word, the tables can organize and present data in rows and columns, which makes the information easier to understand and analyze. In this article, you will learn how to programmatically create a table with data in a Word document using Spire.Doc for .NET.

Install Spire.Doc for .NET

To begin with, you need to add the DLL files included in the Spire.Doc for.NET package as references in your .NET project. The DLL files can be either downloaded from this link or installed via NuGet.

PM> Install-Package Spire.Doc

Create a Simple Table in Word

Below are some of the core classes and methods provided by Spire.Doc for .NET for creating and formatting tables in Word.

Name Description
Table Class Represents a table in a Word document.
TableRow Class Represents a row in a table.
TableCell Class Represents a specific cell in a table.
Section.AddTbale() Method Adds a new table to the specified section.
Table.ResetCells() Method Resets row number and column number.
Table.Rows Property Gets the table rows.
TableRow.Height Property Sets the height of the specified row.
TableRow.Cells Property Returns the cells collection.
TableRow.RowFormat Property Gets the format of the specified row.

The detailed steps are as follows

  • Create a Document object and add a section to it.
  • Prepare the data for the header row and other rows, storing them in a one-dimensional string array and a two-dimensional string array respectively.
  • Add a table to the section using Section.AddTable() method.
  • Insert data to the header row, and set the row formatting, including row height, background color, and text alignment.
  • Insert data to the rest of the rows and apply formatting to these rows.
  • Save the document to another file using Document.SaveToFile() method.
  • C#
  • VB.NET
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using Spire.Doc;
using Spire.Doc.Documents;
using Spire.Doc.Fields;

namespace WordTable
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Create a Document object
            Document doc = new Document();
            //Add a section
            Section s = doc.AddSection();

            //Define the data for the table
            String[] Header = { "Date", "Description", "Country", "On Hands", "On Order" };
            String[][] data = {
                                  new String[]{ "08/07/2021","Dive kayak","United States","24","16"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/07/2021","Underwater Diver Vehicle","United States","5","3"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/07/2021","Regulator System","Czech Republic","165","216"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/08/2021","Second Stage Regulator","United States","98","88"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/08/2021","Personal Dive Sonar","United States","46","45"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/09/2021","Compass Console Mount","United States","211","300"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/09/2021","Regulator System","United Kingdom","166","100"},
                                  new String[]{ "08/10/2021","Alternate Inflation Regulator","United Kingdom","47","43"},
            //Add a table
            Table table = s.AddTable(true);
            table.ResetCells(data.Length + 1, Header.Length);

            //Set the first row as table header
            TableRow FRow = table.Rows[0];
            FRow.IsHeader = true;

            //Set the height and color of the first row
            FRow.Height = 23;
            FRow.RowFormat.BackColor = Color.LightSeaGreen;
            for (int i = 0; i < Header.Length; i++)
                //Set alignment for cells 
                Paragraph p = FRow.Cells[i].AddParagraph();
                FRow.Cells[i].CellFormat.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Middle;
                p.Format.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center;

                //Set data format
                TextRange TR = p.AppendText(Header[i]);
                TR.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";
                TR.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 12;
                TR.CharacterFormat.Bold = true;

            //Add data to the rest of rows and set cell format
            for (int r = 0; r < data.Length; r++)
                TableRow DataRow = table.Rows[r + 1];
                DataRow.Height = 20;
                for (int c = 0; c < data[r].Length; c++)
                    DataRow.Cells[c].CellFormat.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Middle;
                    Paragraph p2 = DataRow.Cells[c].AddParagraph();
                    TextRange TR2 = p2.AppendText(data[r][c]);
                    p2.Format.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center;

                    //Set data format
                    TR2.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Calibri";
                    TR2.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 11;

            //Save the document
            doc.SaveToFile("WordTable.docx", FileFormat.Docx2013);

C#/VB.NET: Create a Table in Word

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